The rescued black-necked stork was released today from Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Gurgaon. It was released by Minister of Forest and WildLife, Haryana, Rao Narbir Singh, in the presence of principal chief conservator of forest and wildlife, Haryana, Anil Hooda, chief conservator of forest, Gurgaon, Vivek Saxena, and Divisional wildlife officer, Gurgaon, Shyam Sunder.
The rescue teams and members of the birder community from Delhi -NCR were also present.
A senior birder, Pankaj Gupta, who had brought the bird's plight to light said, “We spoke to the principal chief conservator of forest and wildlife about protection of wetlands. He assured us help."
City Spidey had a talk with the chief conservator of forest and wildlife, Gurgaon, Vivek Saxena. He said, “The subject of protection and preservation of wildlife and wetlands have been taken up on the priority basis. First, wetlands would be mapped, as many areas are not notified. So, the first thing is to bring all such things on paper and then adopt conservation initiatives."